By Mark McConville
CUTE pictures have caught a baby elephant looking like it is playing a game of peek-a-boo as it struggles to poke its head over the wall.
The adorable snaps show the elephant calf attempting to grab a drink of water as its short trunk just about reaches below the surface.
Other shots show mum joining her baby as she shows how it’s done and plunges her trunk deep into the water.
The images were taken at a reservoir inside Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park in South Africa by guide Robbie Prehn (47).
“Elephant calves can be very playful and mischievous when given the chance,” said Robbie.
“I was doing a safari drives with guests when we came across a herd of elephants making their way towards a supply water to one of the camps.
“I knew that they were going to have a drink and I raced to the reservoir parking my vehicle right next to the edge.
“It is always better to have animals advance towards you than trying to drive towards them. They feel more confident this way and allow you to get a lot closer.
“I hope that my images portray my love for nature, especially wild animals
“I strive to let the images tell a story.”
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